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Israel Defending Eyptian Regime?

Israel Defending Eyptian Regime?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s lobbying Washington and Europe to support the Egyptian government. The Jerusalem Post and NY Times explains the effort, as well as Israel’s conundrum in a situation where no matter

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The Rot of Return

Pass the tissues. The Christian Science Monitor breaks out the violins for Palestinian refugees who want to return to the villages they fled years ago. If you’re looking for intelligent discourse on the matter, you’ll have to look elsewhere. Reporter Ben Lynfield plugs maximalist Palestinian demands that are rotten to the core. This Monitor dispatch

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Ban Ki-moon Admits UN Biased Against Israel

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Ban Ki-moon admitted that the UN is biased against Israel. YNet was on hand when the Secretary General confirmed what we already knew: Responding to a student who said Israelis

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Iran Seizes Oil Tanker

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Iran seized an Indian oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. According to the Times of India, the ship, MT Desh Shanti, was detained in international waters and is now being

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Prisoner Release Expected Tonight

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Israel’s Supreme Court gave a green light to the prisoner release after rejecting a legal appeal from families of the terror victims. As the Israel Daily News Stream went to

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LA Times to Israel: “Tossing Democracy Out the Window Is Not the Solution”

A Los Angeles Times staff-ed worries about Israeli-Arab voters being disenfranchised from a national referendum on any final peace agreement. Still, tossing democracy out the window is not the solution any more than it was for the United States when it interned American citizens of Japanese descent during World War II. Why the worry? Because

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Prisoner Release Spin Games Begin

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Let the spin begin: A PA letter obtained by Haaretz urges its diplomats to emphasize that prisoners to be released are “freedom fighters” and “political prisoners.” You can guess who

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Big Media Gives Thumbs Up to Settlement Activity

The NY Times confirmed Jonathan Tobin‘s point about Rawabi, the new Palestinian city under development. It’s really just a settlement — a Palestinian one — but that’s okay. However, there’s a double standard when Israel’s doing the developing. And that is most certainly not okay. Tobin was reacting to correspondent Isabel Kershner’s dispatch from Rawabi.

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